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- The whooping cough is cured by putting the person under and over an ass three times saying “In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. There is another cure by wearing St. Francis’s cord. The mumps are cured by putting a halter (and) on you and bringing you round the pigsty and when walking round you say “Hucklamuckla.” The cure for the sore eyes is to wash them with soft black tea. There is another cure for the sore eyes. Get a gosseberry branch with nine thorns on it. You rub the thorns nine times to the eye for three days saying:- In the name of the Father and of the Father of the Son and of the Holy Ghost.
At the end end of the three days(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
- Bernard Smyth